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Longshore division holds grievance and arbitration training

Longshore division holds grievance and arbitration training

The Coast Longshore Division held a Grievance and Arbitration Procedures (GAP) workshop from February 5-10 in San Francisco

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Strategy questions at union health care meeting

Strategy questions at union health care meeting

The ILWU has been advocating for a national, single-payer health plan since 1938, and remains active in that effort through a network of unions and community groups

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Foss tug crews continue fight for fair contract

Foss tug crews continue fight for fair contract

Crews at Foss Tug in Long Beach escalated their fight to renew a fair contract during January

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Honoring King Day with action

Honoring King Day with action

ILWU members in Los Angeles, Seattle and the Bay Area honored Martin Luther King Day by marching, protesting and meeting to promote social justice

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ILWU to Host Leadership Education Conference in May

ILWU to Host Leadership Education Conference in May

The ILWU will be holding a Leadership Education and Development Institute (LEAD VII) in Seattle, Washington, May 7-11,

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Foss tug crews fight for fair contract at LA/Long Beach

Foss tug crews fight for fair contract at LA/Long Beach

As the Dispatcher was going to press in Late December, tugboat crews at Foss Maritime Long Beach were trying to renew a contract that expired six months ago

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Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Members of ILWU Canada are continuing to help other workers – and themselves – by fighting to save good jobs in the maritime industry through an ongoing series of protests and public actions. Another “free trade” deal Last November, they joined a coalition that organized a march and rally with ILWU Canada President Rob Ashton, [&hellip

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ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

On December 6, the ILWU International Executive Board voted unanimously to adopt a statement of policy opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Calling Alaska Pensioners!

Calling Alaska Pensioners!

ILWU pensioners are beginning to get organized in Alaska. It started this past September at the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association Convention where ILWU President Bob McEllrath and Pacific Coast Pensioners President Greg Mitre presented a new charter authorizing the formation of the All Alaska Pensioners Group. Coordinating the effort is W.C. “Pee Wee” Smith of Ketchikan, [&hellip

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ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

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